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Socialized Medicine Won't Solve America's Obesity Problem

Blog10/22/2018

The American lifestyle — not the American healthcare system — is likely the biggest factor in lagging American life expectancy.

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Stop Hating on High-Deductible Health Plans

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog10/12/2018

High-deductible or "catastrophic" health plans offer real protection from health disasters. But most government-approved forms of health "insurance" are really just welfare programs in disguise.

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South Africa's Land Confiscation: Socialism by Another Name

SocialismPrivate Property

Blog08/24/2018

Whether racially motivated or not, land expropriation in South Africa is just another episode of state-forced wealth redistribution — with disastrous effects.

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Sorry, "Medicare for All" Won't Save the Taxpayers Money

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog08/18/2018

Lowering quality and destroying health care choices might reduce some "administrative costs," but the real cost to the public of a government healthcare system is much higher than is admitted.

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Scott Sumner Wants to "Modernize the Fed" — This is What He Gets Wrong

The Fed

Blog07/25/2018

The goal should not be to make quick daily decisions that look like market data — it should be to make correct decisions that are market data.

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Spending Our Way to a Fiscal Crisis

Booms and BustsTaxes and Spending

Blog07/23/2018

The Social Security and Medicare trust funds will both soon be bankrupt, putting additional strains on the federal budget and American taxpayers.

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Socialized Medicine: An Accounting Perspective

Health

Blog07/23/2018

A healthcare system based on profit-and-loss is the only way to progressively improve the price, quantity, and quality of healthcare.

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Saving, not Technology, Is the Key to Economic Growth

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/20/2018

The real impediment to economic growth has been the relentless central bank tampering with financial markets. 

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